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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Join me for a drink


to celebrate a late night finish!


Minx

When I started her, I thought it would take maybe 70 hours. I can hear the laughter from here. (It took double that). With her blocks of colour, she was a piece for those days when you just want brainless and uncomplicated stitching.

I won the chart in a white elephant/dutch auction thing many Christmases ago. (And I have my suspicions that it's not an entirely kosher chart). The text is presumably Chinese and I have no skills in that department.

Since I had no idea what the chart is actually called (beyond the catalogue number) and because she's in a bar clearly getting sloshed and most terms used to describe her are rude at best I dug through my vocab and named her Minx (a flirtatious/impudent young woman)

Start date October 20, 2009
Finish date August 29, 2010
Fabric 18 ct white aida
Total time 142.5 hours

Edited to add: The lady who wanted the seahorse didn't show up for work on Friday, so it's sitting on her desk. Miss Christmas Tree admired her fob in a manner most gratifying. Then she told me that it was most definitely not going on her lunch bag since it was way too nice. She's going to put it on her Christmas tree. It totally made my weekend.

29 comments:

Christine said...

That came out so well! Congrats!

valerie said...

Minx looks fantastic! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

nima said...

wow...looks beautiful..

Hazel said...

Fab finish! Well done. x

Cath said...

Minx looks great , though I kind of liked her with white hair , lol .

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. She is absolutely beautiful.

Annie said...

Great job on that one. It's such an unusual piece for x-stitchers. Minx is quite the flirt!

Vonna said...

How pretty Miss Minx is, with her sexy dress, flirtatious hair cut and delicious drink ;)

Robin said...

Nice job!

Silverlotus said...

Fabulous, Blu! And it is nice to hear that the Christmas tree was so well received.

Carol said...

Congratulations, Blu! Sometimes we all need those blocks of color for those brainless stitching days, don't we!

So nice to have you work truly appreciated by your co-worker! I agree--the fob is definitely Christmas tree worthy :)

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely finish. Is't it amazing how the smallest pieces take such a long time. You did a wonderful job.
Glad to hear your beautiful fob was so well received.

Danielle said...

I am totally in love with this piece! I am a wine drinker. Great job!

Missy Ann said...

She is fabulous!

D@isy said...

Congratulations, the result is beautiful. It's worth the time invested in this beautiful work.

Berit said...

I really have to second what Vonna said; perfect description.

Am I the only one, though, who thinks that is a REALLY full wineglass? lol!

The white hair was kind of cool; this is one of those pieces where you're glad you took progress photos 'cause it looks neat at various stages.

Love-love-LOVE it!! :D

Pumpkin said...

Minx looks fabulous darling ;o) Congrats on the finish Blu!

TammyK said...

Wow, it's beautiful. Love the name Minx too :) Congrats on a terrific job! Going in a frame?

Lindsay said...

Great finish, Minx is such a good name for her, Congratulations

natalie said...

Wow! It looks wonderful! That is a ton o' stitching! So much fill...so much fill...ha! How will you finish her off?

Lonneke said...

She's gorgeous!
I totally agree with Vonna and Berit.
Congrats on your finish.

And how nice when your work is so well received!

Edit said...

Oh, this is a big project!!! It looks absolutely great!! :)

Meadows08 said...

Great finish!

♥ Nia said...

Stunning! It was worth the time ;)
Your seahorse was so cute! You deserve to be happy! :D

Sharon said...

Very cool finish! She looks wonderful.

Tracy J said...

Wow! This is so very cute! I have never seen this design anywhere.

Robin said...

WOW!!! She is very impressive. What a great finish!!

Raven/Missy said...

Minx looks fantastic! Well done :)

Blue_dreamer said...

She looks awesome! Definitely a minx!